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   Carlos Fuentes
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Biography
Carlo Fuentes, born in Panama City in 1928, is considered one of the maestros of Latin-American fiction and one of the most important contemporary novelists.
He has constantly shown an interest for Mexico's past and present in his work, since he is also very involved in the country's political life.
Professor at Harvard, Mexico's ambassador to France during the Seventies, he has also played an important role as a journalist and essayist (Geographies of a Novel, Pratiche Editrice, 1997 and Mexico and its Demons, il Saggiatore, 1998).
Carlo Fuentes has won many awards, among them the Prince of Austrias and the Ruben Dario, and was also awarded the Miguel De Cervantes award in 1987, the highest acknowledgement for authors writing in Spanish.
Among his first novels it is worth remembering Where the air is clear (1958), Aura and The death of Artemio Cruz (1962), A Change of Skin and Holy Place (1967), followed by the more recent Terra Nostra (1975), Distant Relations (1980), Burnt Water (1981), The Orange Tree (1993), and The Years with Laura Diaz (1999).
In Italy his books, which have been translated in many countries, are all published by Il Saggiatore.
 
Thoughts and comments about the author:

"An author who is the incarnation of elegance. Even when he describes darkness, there is always a degree of discreet and miraculous grace in him".
"L'express"

"Smells, colours, food, clothes, ancient history and contemporary history and stories: Fuentes's novels are real encyclopaedical works".
"El Pais"

"Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Márquez and Mario Varga Llosa are the three voices that have brought Latin-American literature to the attention of the world".
"The Guardian"
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